PSD Plugin for Paint.NET

This is a filetype plugin for Paint.NET that enables both loading and saving of Photoshop .PSD files. It was originally written by Frank Blumenberg in 2006, and has been maintained by Tao Yue since 2010.

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Download PSD Plugin 2.5.0


How to install the plugin

  1. Make sure you have Paint.NET 4.0 or later installed.  (Check this in Help-About.)
  2. Close Paint.NET.
  3. Download and open the ZIP file, and then copy PhotoShop.dll to: C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes
  4. Restart Paint.NET, which will automatically detect the PSD filetype plugin.

If you have any trouble with these instructions, please see: Step-by step installation instructions.